Actress Nancy Dolman, wife of Martin Short, passes away
According to CNN, Martin Short’s wife, Nancy Dolman, has passed away. No details were given, but the LAFD reportedly responded to a call at the couple’s home Saturday morning. “Sadly, we can confirm that Martin Short’s wife did pass away,” Short’s rep Camille Kuznetz told CNN Monday. “We do not have any other comment to make.”
Dolman, 58, was married to Short for 30 years; the couple had three children. Dolman had a recurring role on the TV series Soap in 1981, and met Short in the 1972 Toronto production of Godspell, where she was Gilda Radner’s understudy. She retired from showbiz in the ’80s to be a full-time mother.
UPDATE: L.A. County Coroner Chief Craig Harvey confirmed to People that Dolman’s death was from natural causes. “[Dolman] was under the care of a private physician for a natural disease,” he told People. “There will be no coroner involvement.”